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Posted on: January 15, 2024

CITY SWEARS IN NEW MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS

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Ryan Grubbs was sworn in as the new Mayor of Harrison at the January 2, 2024 City Council Meeting, along with four City Council Members and Council Clerk.  Ohio State Representative Cindy Abrams delivered the oath for Mayor Grubbs, Councilwoman J...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2024

MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX REMINDER

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The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) mailed non-filer letters to taxpayers that neglected to file a municipal income tax return.  Taxpayers can simply send RITA the documents listed on the non-filing letter.  More details about...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2023

MAYOR'S COMMUNITY FUND HELPS 97 HARRISON FAMILIES

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Through the Harrison Mayor’s Community Fund (HMCF) neighbors and businesses came together to assist 97 local families experiencing hardship this holiday season. The families helped represented 433 residents, including over 180 children age 12 and under an...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2023

HARRISON LEGION DONATES MORE THAN $100K

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Yeager-Benson American Legion Post 199 has donated $109,633 to community organizations in 2023.

 

The funds, raised through weekly bingo and other games, have been allocated to more than 20 organizations. More than $36,000 was given to Harrison May...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2023

FIRE STATION DEDICATED TO FORMER FIRE CHIEF

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Harrison Fire Department Station 56 was rededicated in memory of former Fire Chief Alan R. Kinnett on Dec. 2.

Kinnett retired in 2006 with 35 years of service to the department. He oversaw the Department through major growth in the community, serving as th...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2023

CHRISTMAS PARADE DRAWS THOUSANDS TO HARRISON

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Thousands of people lined the streets of Harrison’s historic downtown to see 57 floats in the annual procession. 

The parade was lead by Grand Marshall Cam Kugler. Kugler retired as Harrison Fire Department Captain in April with 32 years of servic...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2023

ECONOMIC DEVELOPER FOCUSES ON CONNECTIONS

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Since starting work in August, City of Harrison Economic Developer Matt Eisenbraun has prioritized getting out into the community to meet people. 

“I would like people to know that the staff and I are focused on providing the best servic...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2023

SIDEWALK COMPLETED ON WEST ROAD OVERPASS

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Pedestrians can more safely cross I-74 via West Road in Harrison. The road over the highway was widened and a sidewalk was added. Street lights are expected to be installed in spring of 2024.  

“Councilmember Mike Mains pretty much spearheaded thi...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2023

MAYOR DELIVERS STATE OF COMMUNITY UPDATE

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City of Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer delivered the “State of the Community” update at the Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce breakfast Nov. 9 at VFW Duwel Post 7570. 

Neyer said the City has enjoyed both residential and commerci...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 6, 2023

HARRISON HONORS ITS HOMETOWN HEROES

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The City of Harrison installed 35 new lamp post banners this fall to honor active duty service members and veterans from the City and surrounding townships.

Banners were purchased by families of those featured with American Legion Yeager-Benson Post 199 he...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2023

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED NOV. 21

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The City Council of Harrison, Ohio has scheduled a public hearing for 6PM on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 to hear a request from Gradison Development and their application for a zone change from R-0 to R-1 and the Preliminary Plan for a proposed PUD-RES Ove...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2023

HUGE HARRISON TOY DRIVE UNDERWAY

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The Harrison Mayor's Community Fund (HMCF) has kicked-off its annual toy drive. Collection boxes are placed at businesses throughout the City until Dec. 10, 2023.  Donations should be new, unwrapped toys or games. 

Toy drive loca...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2023

HARRISON SENIOR CHORUS WILL PERFORM AT CHRISTMAS PARTY

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After a three-year hiatus, the Harrison Senior Chorus is practicing again. 

Members of the chorus say there is a need for baritone voices. Choral practice is Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Harrison Community Center (300 George St...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2023

RAY ACRA APPOINTED TO CITY COUNCIL

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Ray Acra was sworn-in as a member of Harrison City Council Oct. 1. He was appointed by the Hamilton County Republican Party to fill a vacancy left by Councilperson Lexis Dole, who is moving outside the City.

“I love this city,” Acra sai...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2023

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED OCT. 10

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The City of Harrison, Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 7:00PM on October 10, 2023 to hear the application for a zone change from R-0 to R-1 and the Preliminary Plan for a proposed PUD-RES Overlay on an R-1 zoned property for a propos...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2023

MAYOR NEYER PRESENTED GOLD MEDAL BY SISTER CITY

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City of Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer was presented the International Cooperation Gold Medal from the German Firefighting Association Sept. 9 during a Sister City celebration.  

The surprise recognition was presented to Neyer after he signed an offici...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2023

HARRISON RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENT FINANCIAL REPORTING

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The City of Harrison was awarded the Ohio Auditor of State Award for the fiscal year ending in 2022. 

The Award is presented for excellence in financial reporting.  Harrison Finance Director Kim Downey accepted the award. 

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2023

SEPTEMBER PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING INCLUDES PUBLIC HEARING

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The City of Harrison Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 7:00PM on September 12, 2023 to hear a request from Hien Nguyen, for approval of a Conditional Use Permit to do permeant makeup (tattoo) in the Beauty Loft salon located at 1373 S...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 23, 2023

HARRISON WELCOMING SISTER CITY VISITORS

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City of Harrison officials are preparing to welcome representatives from Harrison's Sister City, Meckesheim, Germany.

A delegation that includes Bürgemeister (mayor) Maik Brandt and his family will arrive in early September. During the Fa...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2023

HARRISON SENIORS TAKE LONG AWAITED FIELD TRIP

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About 20 members of the Harrison Senior Center visited the Salty Dog Museum in Shandon, Ohio in July.

The museum tour included collectable cars and firetrucks dating as far back as 1885. The group also enjoyed lunch at Country Barrell Restaurant in Okeana....

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2023

FIRE CAPTAIN RETIRES WITH 32 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Harrison Fire Department Captain Cam Kugler, who retired April 1, was recognized at City Council July 18, 2023.

His last day on the job was a fairly ordinary, busy one, besides cake. The American flag that flew outside Fire Station 56 that day was saved fo...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2023

PLANNING APPROVES PERMITS FOR BREWERY AND MORE

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City of Harrison Planning Commission granted a Conditional Use Permit for Hearth Brewing (1195 Stone Drive) at the Commission meeting July 11, 2023. The action enables plans to move forward for opening the brewery Memorial Day weekend of 2024. 

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2023

RESIDENTS RECEIVE COST-SAVING ELECTRICITY PROGRAM

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The City of Harrison has worked closely with Energy Alliances to establish a cost-stabilizing program for electricity. This program is known as aggregation. For the term August 2023 to August 2025, Energy Alliances has secured a price of 6.68 cents per kW...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2023

THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS AT JULY 11 MEETING

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Harrison Planning Commission has scheduled three public hearings for July 11. Any updates or changes to these meetings will be made on the  City Calendar. Residents are strongly encouraged to visit the City Calendar and subscribe to email or text...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2023

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY KEY FOR WEST ROAD PROJECT

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Work has started on the West Road safety improvement project. The project includes widening the bridge over I-74 as well as adding a sidewalk and street lights so pedestrians can cross safely.

 

Following a fatal pedestrian accident in 2018, a traf...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2023

HARRISON POLICE OFFICER NAMED REDS HOMETOWN HERO

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City of Harrison Police Officer Byron Wilbur was recognized as the Hometown Hero during the Cincinnati Reds game May 11, 2023. 

Wilbur began working for the City in 2018. He was named Law Officer of the Year in 2020 by VFW Duwel Post 7570. He also...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2023

HARRISON’S FIRST MAYOR TO LEAD PARADE

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The City of Harrison’s first mayor, Archie Mason, will serve as grand marshal for the annual Fourth of July Parade. 

Mason is a lifelong resident of Harrison and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War. He managed Schlemmer'...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2023

HAMONS TO RELOCATE TO COLUMBUS AREA

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Harrison Director of Development Shannon Hamons gave notice to City Council May 31 that he accepted a similar position with the City of Gahanna, Ohio, near Columbus. His last day in the City is July 7.

Hamons came to Harrison in 2016 after serving 20-plus ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2023

DISTRICT DRAWS RECORD CROWD; MORE PLANNED

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A record crowd of 3,500 attended the Harrison Food Truck Rally May 20. The event kicked off a busy calendar for Harrison’s historic downtown district. The District, an association of downtown businesses, is planning a special event each month to...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2023

CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNITY FUND CHANGE LOCAL LIVES

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Grocery vouchers. Utility bill assistance. Holiday meals. The Harrison Mayor's Community Fund (HMCF) is making an impact through the generous contributions of neighbors. 

Significant recent contributions include more than $1,300 from Skyl...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 11, 2023

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL SET UNITED, PRODUCTIVE TONE

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Between a public hearing and a full agenda at the Harrison City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Neyer had an important message to share.

“I’d like to congratulate Mr. Grubbs on a successful campaign,” Neyer said. “He was the prevailing candidate in yesterday’s...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2023

HARRISON RESIDENTS SAVE MONEY WITH ENERGY AGGREGATION

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The City of Harrison’s energy aggregation program is proving to be beneficial for Harrison residents. Recently published Duke Energy generation supply rates are 10.17 cents per kWh. Meanwhile, customers in Harrison’s energy aggregation...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2023

NEW EXHIBIT COMPLEMENTS MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS

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Memorial Day is meant to honor the men and women who have given their lives serving in the U.S. military. Throughout the City of Harrison, there are opportunities to remember and learn about local heroes. 

New Museum Exhibit Honors Local Lives Giv...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2023

PUBLIC HEARING ADDED TO MAY 3 COUNCIL MEETING

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The City Council of Harrison, Ohio has scheduled a public hearing for 6:30PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 to hear a request from Gradison Development. The hearing is regarding an application for a zone change from R-0 to R-1 and a Preliminary Plan for a prop...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2023

HARRISON FIRE PROMOTES TWO AND HIRES THREE

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The City of Harrison Fire Department promoted two employees in April. Michael Rimroth was promoted from lieutenant to captain. Firefighter and EMT Eric Weil promoted to lieutenant. Both were sworn-in by Mayor Bill Neyer at City Council April 4, 2023.

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2023

NEW OHIO LAW: PHONES DOWN WHILE DRIVING

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Effective April 4, 2023, it is a primary offense in Ohio to hold (or physically support with any part of the body) an electronic wireless device. This means law enforcement can stop drivers they observe using a mobile device.

Drivers can use phones while t...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2023

PHOTOS NEEDED: HARRISON SHINES IN SPRING

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When Spring arrives in the City of Harrison, one of the first things we notice is bright yellow daffodils returning from a winter rest. The very next thing is people working on their yards: clearing, mowing and planting. 

To shine a spotlight on t...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2023

PUBLIC HEARING ADDED TO APRIL 11 MEETING

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The City of Harrison Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 7:00PM on April 11, 2023 to hear a request from Austin Kilgore, 9107 Killy Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030 for a Conditional Use Permit approval for a used car lot to be located at 910...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2023

RESIDENTS RATE RECREATIONAL AMENITIES

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More than 800 people completed The City of Harrison Recreation Improvement Survey in March. A committee is analyzing the results to understand what recreational amenities are considered most important to the community.  

The Recreation Improvement...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 21, 2023

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: PEDDLAR POURS MORE INTO DOWNTOWN

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A lot has changed since The Coffee Peddlar opened in 2010.

“Market Street Grille, Parlour on the Avenue, Village Pharmacy… all had their fair share of faithful customers but there was no reason to linger, no place to connect,” said Peddlar Co-Owner Gerilyn...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2023

PLANNING COMMISSION TABLES DEVELOPMENT DECISION

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Harrison Planning Commission had a lengthy meeting March 14 and the most significant item on the agenda was tabled until the Commission's April 11 meeting. The preliminary plan for Gradison Development’s mixed-use residential project garnered a great deal...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2023

HARRISON JOB FAIR OFFERING CHILDCARE AND TRANSPORTATION

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At least 35 employers are expected for the Harrison Job Fair, March 9, 2023. The event is open to the public 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Harrison High School Activity Center, 9999 West Road, Harrison, Ohio.

 

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2023

CITY SEEKS CITIZEN INPUT FOR RECREATIONAL AMENITIES

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The City of Harrison Recreation Improvement Committee has launched a survey to understand what recreational amenities they consider most important. Every resident of the City is invited to take the survey once either online or in print. Hard copies are av...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 23, 2023

PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES THREE BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN

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The Harrison Planning Commission approved three new businesses for the City’s historic downtown district.

Blackbird & Co. Hair Studio will be located at 227 Harrison Avenue. The studio will bring more than 200 existing clients to the location for hairc...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2023

HARRISON FIRE CHIEF HONORED AT SUPER BOWL

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Harrison Fire Chief Rob Hursong and the other members of the UC Health special events team were recognized at the NFL Honors Banquet Feb. 9 and on the field before kickoff of Super Bowl LVII. Hamlin was there to thank the first responders and medical staf...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 2, 2023

HARRISON CALENDAR FILLED WITH FUN EVENTS

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Harrison Recreation Commission and The District volunteers have put more than a dozen events on the calendar for 2023. 

The Rec Commission plans several annual events that are family-oriented. The Commission’s goal is to enhance and impr...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

CITY COUNCIL STARTS 2023 WITH PRIORITIES

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Harrison City Council will be taking a close look at tax collection and recreational amenities in 2023. 

At the Jan. 4, 2023 meeting, the council approved committee, boards and commissions assignments. Mayor Bill Neyer introduced new committees an...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

EDGEWOOD ROAD UPDATE

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Sanitary work on Edgewood Road has been temporarily paused due to necessary work being completed on the lift station that will serve the area. The excavation company is planning to start a second crew by the first week of March to continue work on the san...

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